Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting (GDipProfAcct)

Program Code


Program Minimum Units


Standard Duration

1 Year

Program Faculty

Faculty of the Professions

AQF Level


Academic Year


Special Notes

These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (


The program is designed to offer knowledge and skills in accounting and related fields. It will enable students possessing undergraduate degrees in non-accounting disciplines to move into careers in accounting, financial management, auditing and business advisory services in public practice, industry or government. Recent developments in reporting practices have presented increasing career opportunities in public and private sector entities.
The Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting is an AQF Level 8 qualification with a standard duration of 1 year.

Academic Program Rules for Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting

There shall be a Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting.

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting, the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 24 units, comprising:

  1. Core courses to the value of 12 units
  2. Elective courses to the value of 12 units
Core Courses

To satisfy the requirements for Core Courses students must complete courses to the value of 12 units.

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
ACCTING 7019 Accounting Concepts and Methods (M) 3
CORPFIN 7005 Principles of Finance (M) 3
ECON 7200 Economic Principles (M) 3
CORPFIN 7033 Quantitative Methods (M) 3